Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
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Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina
When
Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Where
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church
3543 Robinhood Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Email
greenbook@mttaborumc.org

Contact
Eva

Self-guided exhibit to learn about the history of the Green Book sites in North Carolina that allowed African American communities to thrive, and that created “oasis spaces” for a variety of African American travelers.  

Presented by Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in partnership with the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission (a division of the NC Division of Natural and Cultural Resources).

Did you know that over 300 businesses in North Carolina were listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book? In fact, there were 327. 

“The Negro Motorist Green Book,” published between 1936 and 1966, was both a travel guide and a tool of resistance designed to confront the realities of racial discrimination in the United States and beyond. The book listed over 300 North Carolina businesses—from restaurants and hotels, to tourist homes, nightclubs and beauty salons—in the three decades that it was published. 

Three Facsimile Editions of the Green Book will be available for you to view.  Find out what 18 places were listed in the Green Book for Winston-Salem!

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